Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish says media criticism of Luis Suarez will only inspire him further.

Suarez is in the middle of a race row with Manchester United's Patrice Evra and has also been accused of diving by West Bromwich Albion's Paul Scharner.

Dalglish snapped: "For us there is nothing for us to defend about Luis Suarez. I think people try and find it easy to criticise him because he is such a good player.

"Rather than wax lyrical about him, they try and find a fault that they see in him but isn't really there.

"They can keep talking and the wee man will keep playing, running amok, going past people, creating chances, scoring a few goals.

"He has nothing to prove to anybody about his credibility and nothing to prove to anybody as a player who plays football."